(Local Paper front page) South Carolina health officials concerned as cases spike among those in 20s, 30s

South Carolina public health officials have grown increasingly worried this week, as coronavirus cases have spiked significantly in several hot spots around the state.

On Friday, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced more than 1,000 new cases — a daily record. The agency also said a rising number of young South Carolinians are testing positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

As of Friday, 4,160 confirmed coronavirus cases — 18.4 percent of all cases — were diagnosed among people between 21 and 30 years old — according to DHEC. Teenagers accounted for 7 percent of cases.

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